Saturday, May 4, 2013

Hats Off Challenge Reveal

Here we are...and here's the story...

First Hat...

"Made With Color"
My first thoughts... to attract admirers wear a beautiful hat, or should I say necklace?  This crisp and colorful necklace all started with the floral centerpiece.  I've always had a passion for French Seed Beaded flowers.  It seemed to be the way to bring all those wonderful colors together.  Flowing from the centerpiece are two strands, one is a green matte agate with crystals, the other is the wonderful apricot stick pearls... just had to use them (kind of like the feathers in the hat).  On the opposite side is a filigree topped with a vintage accessory piece.  I think this necklace has a fun and bright personality!

Second Hat
 
"Three Little Words"

I love pendants that tell a story, and this one started with a butterfly, which was printed on rice paper and adhered to the back of a vintage chandelier crystal using Diamond Glaze.  Then the collage began with filigrees and bits and pieces assembled together, and finished with crystals (got to have some bling).  Paired together to be something meaningful, mixed with nostalgia.  A match made in Heaven. :)

Well, that's all folks!  Many thank-you's to our Hostess Bobbie, from Beadsong Jewelry, for such a fun challenge for us all to participate in!  Be sure to visit all of the particpants.

Bobbie Rafferty www.beadsong.blogspot.com
Susan Nelson Bowie www.susanbowie.wordpress.com


18 comments:

  1. Stunning beadwork! Looks like that first hat is popular with everyone this year! I'm loving how everyone has such a different interpretation

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  2. Oh wow! that first piece is so bold I love it! The second piece is beautiful and elegant.

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  3. Fantastic!! I'm so happy to see how you used those bold stick pearls, and the beaded flower is spectacular -- you did a great job of capturing the spirit of the hat. I can see a big ol' fight breaking out in the grandstands as previously well behaved ladies fought over that necklace. And the story of how you created the second necklace is so interesting,and the necklace is a wonderful mixture of delicacy and vintage beauty. Thanks for being part of the challenge!

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  4. You are truly amazing! I loved both your pieces. You translated the hats to a T ! What a delight to visit you and see what you made!
    jean yates :)

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  5. The hats and the necklaces oh how delightful! That first hat wins the popularity contest I think. It is a dynamite hat, and your necklace reflects every essence of its bold and fun nature. How you managed to put together all those colors and shapes into such a gorgeous necklace is amazing to me. It kind of leaves me speachless. Really, WOW!

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  6. Wow! These are amazing! Beautifully done pieces Christie

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  7. Wow~I really admire both of these pieces you made, for completely different reasons. "Made With Color" is so bold and a statement piece that demands attention and deserves it and is Beautiful. "Three Little Words" is so personal and gorgeous and a real quiet beauty.

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  8. Jennifer, I love the pieces you made. I always love what you make.. What a fun challenge!

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  9. OMG I love what you have done, the first necklace is over the top gorgeous, the colors stunning. The second necklace is perfect elegance.

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  10. Hi Jennifer,
    Wow I love the first necklace with the French beaded flowers just gorgeous! The second necklace is so beautiful and elegant.
    Therese

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  11. I love your pieces, really good colors.
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  12. Loved your hat choices! I did the orange one too, and with shells! But so very different from this. Its super pretty.

    I love the story with the purple one, and love how delicate it is!

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  13. I love both of your creations. The bright colorful orange, pink and green necklace is pretty and so much fun.....the perfect accessory to the the hat. Your pendant is wonderful....I love your story and the collage. You captured the fun of the hat and wove your own unique twist to the story.

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  14. Gorgeous pieces and they would really go well with both hats. You did some awesome work on those bead flowers on the first piece.

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  15. Hi :-) I defenitely♥ would wear necklace Made with Color on a LBD! It's stunning! The second one is very sweet! I loved to read the stories behind the designing!


    Dini, co-participant, you find me @ http://angazabychanges.blogspot.nl instead of @ the FB address in the list :-)

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  16. beautiful work on both pieces! the beaded flower technique on the first one is amazing, and the second is so feminine - gorgeous

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  17. I don't have enough superlatives to describe my reaction to your first necklace. Made with Color certainly belongs in the Winner's Circle, just exquisite in every detail! And Three Little Words? Fantastic Asymmetrical Artistry.

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  18. WOW!!! Your designs are stunning! That first necklace is such a beautiful statement piece while the second one is so elegant. Gorgeous!

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